Friend, Our Legend
Friend, Our Legend is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Hyun Bin, Kim Min-joon, Seo Do-young, Lee Si-eon and Wang Ji-hye. It aired on MBC from June 27 to August 30, 2009 on Sundays at 22:40 for 20 episodes, it is a remake/TV adaptation of Kwak Kyung-taek's own 2001 box-office hit film Friend. Partnering up with another director and two scriptwriters, Kwak returned to the classic tale of male bonding, adding "more meat," in his words, to the original plot by writing a new character and more in-depth exploration of certain characters' lives, including their romances. Like the original film, the series was shot in Busan. To maintain quality, it was 100 % pre-produced before a rarity among Korean dramas. Based on the 2001 film, Our Legend expands and retells Kwak Kyung-taek's semi-autobiographical rough-and-tumble tale about four childhood friends coming of age in the tough streets of Busan in the 1970s and 1980s; as they enter into manhood, best friends Dong-soo and Joon-seok become enemies and bitter rivals in the city's underworld of gangs.
Hyun Bin as Han Dong-soo Kim Min-joon as Lee Joon-seok Seo Do-young as Jung Sang-taek Lee Si-eon as Kim Joong-ho Wang Ji-hye as Choi Jin-sook Bae Geu-rin as Park Sung-ae Jeong Yu-mi as Min Eun-ji Jung Hye-sung as Sae-ri Kim Dong-hyun as Joon-seok's father Lee Jae-yong as Sang-gon, gangster boss Cha Do-jin as "Doruko" Choo Min-ki as Joong-ki Kim Rok-kyung as "Kangaroo" Kim Ri-na as Do-yeon Kwon Jae-hyun as umbrella man Seo Gil-ja as loan shark Kim Jong-soo as Dong-soo's father Kim Yoon-sung as "Hyena" Noh Jun-ho Moon Ga-young as young Jin-sook Joo Ah Go In-beom Lee Sol-gu as Seom Pyo-joo Kwak Min-suk Friend, Our Legend official MBC website Friend, Our Legend Japanese website Friend, Our Story at HanCinema
Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant, used as a recreational drug and less as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity. Methamphetamine was discovered in 1893 and exists as two enantiomers: levo-methamphetamine and dextro-methamphetamine. Methamphetamine properly refers to a specific chemical, the racemic free base, an equal mixture of levomethamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine in their pure amine forms, it is prescribed over concerns involving human neurotoxicity and potential for recreational use as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant, among other concerns, as well as the availability of safer substitute drugs with comparable treatment efficacy. Dextromethamphetamine is a much stronger CNS stimulant than levomethamphetamine. Both methamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine are illicitly trafficked and sold owing to their potential for recreational use; the highest prevalence of illegal methamphetamine use occurs in parts of Asia, in the United States, where racemic methamphetamine, levomethamphetamine, dextromethamphetamine are classified as schedule II controlled substances.
Levomethamphetamine is available as an over-the-counter drug for use as an inhaled nasal decongestant in the United States. Internationally, the production, distribution and possession of methamphetamine is restricted or banned in many countries, due to its placement in schedule II of the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances treaty. While dextromethamphetamine is a more potent drug, racemic methamphetamine is sometimes illicitly produced due to the relative ease of synthesis and limited availability of chemical precursors. In low to moderate doses, methamphetamine can elevate mood, increase alertness and energy in fatigued individuals, reduce appetite, promote weight loss. At high doses, it can induce psychosis, breakdown of skeletal muscle and bleeding in the brain. Chronic high-dose use can precipitate unpredictable and rapid mood swings, stimulant psychosis and violent behavior. Recreationally, methamphetamine's ability to increase energy has been reported to lift mood and increase sexual desire to such an extent that users are able to engage in sexual activity continuously for several days.
Methamphetamine is known to possess a high addiction liability and high dependence liability. Heavy recreational use of methamphetamine may lead to a post-acute-withdrawal syndrome, which can persist for months beyond the typical withdrawal period. Unlike amphetamine, methamphetamine is neurotoxic to human midbrain dopaminergic neurons, it has been shown to damage serotonin neurons in the CNS. This damage includes adverse changes in brain structure and function, such as reductions in grey matter volume in several brain regions and adverse changes in markers of metabolic integrity. Methamphetamine belongs to the substituted phenethylamine and substituted amphetamine chemical classes, it is related to the other dimethylphenethylamines as a positional isomer of these compounds, which share the common chemical formula: C10H15N1. In the United States, dextromethamphetamine hydrochloride, under the trade name Desoxyn, has been approved by the FDA for treating ADHD and obesity in both adults and children.
Methamphetamine is sometimes prescribed off label for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. In the United States, methamphetamine's levorotary form is available in some over-the-counter nasal decongestant products; as methamphetamine is associated with a high potential for misuse, the drug is regulated under the Controlled Substances Act and is listed under Schedule II in the United States. Methamphetamine hydrochloride dispensed in the United States is required to include a boxed warning regarding its potential for recreational misuse and addiction liability. Methamphetamine is used recreationally for its effects as a potent euphoriant and stimulant as well as aphrodisiac qualities. According to a National Geographic TV documentary on methamphetamine, an entire subculture known as party and play is based around sexual activity and methamphetamine use. Participants in this subculture, which consists entirely of homosexual male methamphetamine users, will meet up through internet dating sites and have sex.
Due to its strong stimulant and aphrodisiac effects and inhibitory effect on ejaculation, with repeated use, these sexual encounters will sometimes occur continuously for several days on end. The crash following the use of methamphetamine in this manner is often severe, with marked hypersomnia; the party and play subculture is prevalent in major US cities such as San Francisco and New York City. Methamphetamine is contraindicated in individuals with a history of substance use disorder, heart disease, or severe agitation or anxiety, or in individuals experiencing arteriosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, or severe hypertension; the FDA states that individuals who have experienced hypersensitivity reactions to other stimulants in the past or are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors should not take methamphetamine. The FDA advises individuals with bipolar disorder, elevated blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, psychosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, thyroid problems, tics, or Tourette s
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation is one of the leading South Korean television and radio network companies. Munhwa is the Korean word for "culture", its flagship terrestrial television station MBC TV is Channel 11 for Digital. Established on December 2, 1961, MBC is a Korean terrestrial broadcaster which has a nationwide network of 17 regional stations. Although it operates on advertising, MBC is a public broadcaster, as its largest shareholder is a public organization, The Foundation of Broadcast Culture. Today, it is a multimedia group with one terrestrial TV channel, three radio channels, five cable channels, five satellite channels and four DMB channels. MBC is headquartered in Digital Media City, Mapo-gu, Seoul and has the largest broadcast production facilities in Korea including digital production center Dream Center in Ilsan and outdoor sets in Yongin Daejanggeum Park. Launching the first radio broadcast signal from Seoul, MBC started as the first non-governmental commercial broadcaster in Korea.
On April 12, 1963, it obtained a license from the government for operating regional stations in major cities in Korea, established a broadcast network which connects 6 cities including Seoul and Busan. MBC launched TV broadcasting on August 8, 1969, started to broadcast its main news program MBC Newsdesk on October 5, 1970, it reached affiliation deal with 7 commercial stations between 1968 and 1969, started nationwide TV broadcasting through its 13 affiliated or regional stations. In 1974, FM radio was launched; the first color TV broadcasting was started on December 22, 1980. MBC was separated from The Kyunghyang Shinmun according to the 1981 Basic Press Act. In 1982, it moved into the Yoido headquarters and founded professional baseball team MBC Cheong-ryong. With the live coverage of the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, MBC made a great advancement in scale and technology. After growing into a large corporation, covering major international events, MBC established specialized companies for each value chain and spined them off as subsidiaries to become a more efficient corporation amid fiercer competition in the multimedia era.
※ MBC Production and MBC Media Tech were merged into MBC C&I in August, 2011. As the convergence of broadcasting and communications becomes full-fledged, MBC made its subsidiary iMBC an independent corporation and pursued various internet-related business. Furthermore, it started new DMB broadcasting. In 2007, MBC established digital production center Ilsan Dream Center, equipped with high-tech production facilities. In September 2014, it completed the construction of a new headquarters building and moved from Yoido to Sangam-dong, opening a new era of Sangam MBC. In 2001, MBC launched cable television broadcasting; as part of this expansion it created MBC America, a subsidiary based in Los Angeles, United States, to distribute its programming throughout the Americas. On August 1, 2008 MBC America launched MBC-D, a television network carried on the digital subchannels of KSCI-TV, KTSF-TV, WMBC-TV; the service was planned to be launched in Atlanta and Washington, D. C. by the end of the year. In northeast metro Atlanta, it aired on WKTB-CD channel 47.3, but as of 2011 is on WSKC-CD channel 22.1.
MBC is an active member of international organizations such as ABU, IATAS and INPUT, is affiliated with 21 broadcasters in 13 different countries. It is engaged in various global business through overseas corporations in Los Angeles and Shanghai, bureaus in North America, Latin America and the Middle East as well as Asia, in close cooperation with major global media groups. MBC is devoted to expanding the business area, it maintains a close relationship with foreign buyers by participating in major content markets every year such as MIP-TV, MIPCOM, NATPE, BCWW and ATF. In addition, it operates an English web site which introduces various MBC content to the overseas buyers and viewers so that they can access its content. MBC drama What on Earth Is Love? is the first Korean Wave drama which sparked the K-drama boom across China, when it was aired on CCTV in 1997. Since numerous MBC dramas, entertainment shows, documentaries have been exported to different countries; the drama "Dae Jang Geum" was shown in as many as 91 countries around the world.
More MBC is widening its content business area by exporting show formats such as I Am a Singer, We Got Married and Dad! Where Are We Going? to other countries. See in Korean Wikipedia: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Television1 terrestrial TV 3 Radio stations:5 cable 5 satellite 3 terrestrial DMB 2 satellite DMB List of programs broadcast by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Korean Broadcasting System Educational Broadcasting System List of South Korean broadcasting networks List of Korea-related topics Contemporary culture of South Korea http://www.misodacom.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=3_3&wr_id=11 Official Homepage Live Stream (Chunch
Kwak Kyung-taek is a South Korean film director best known for his 2001 record-breaking film Friend. Friend, a drama where conflicting criminal alliances turn old friends into enemies, set a new Korean box office record with an audience of 8 million, he received the Holden Award for the Best Script at the 2001 Torino Film Festival. In 2003 he received an award at the Philadelphia Film Festival for the boxing drama film Champion, his 2005 action film Typhoon, was a commercial failure. 3pm Bathhouse Paradise Dr. K Friend Champion Mutt Boy Typhoon A Love Eye for an Eye Pained The Ugly Duckling Friend: The Great Legacy The Classified File RV: Resurrected Victims The Battle of Jangsari Kwak Kyung-taek on IMDb Kwak Kyung-taek at HanCinema
Kim Bo-kyung (actress)
Kim Bo-kyung is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 1995, appears in both television and film, notably Friend, R. U. Ready?, The Day He Arrives. Kim Bo-kyung on Twitter Kim Bo-kyung on Cyworld Kim Bo-kyung at Koom Entertainment Kim Bo-kyung at HanCinema Kim Bo-kyung at the Korean Movie Database Kim Bo-kyung on IMDb
Joint Security Area (film)
Joint Security Area is a 2000 South Korean mystery thriller film starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and Song Kang-ho. It is based on the novel DMZ by Park Sang-yeon; the film, shot on location in South Korea, concerns an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting incident within the DMZ, the fortified border that separates North and South Korea. It was the highest-grossing film in Korean film history at the time and won Best Film at the 2000 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 2001 Grand Bell Awards. Two North Korean soldiers are killed in the DMZ at a North Korean border house, before Sergeant Lee Soo-hyeok, a South Korean soldier on border duties, attempts to flee back to the South Korean side; the southern troops rescue him while gunfire erupts and, two days the fragile relationship between the two Koreas depends on a special investigation conducted by Swiss Army Major Sophie E. Jean on behalf of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission; as Sergeant Lee Soo-hyeok has confessed to the shootings, Sophie investigates why the two Koreas have contradicting accounts of events.
The North Korean survivor Sergeant Oh Kyeong-pil states that Soo-hyeok barged into the border house and shot everyone before retreating when the wounded Kyeong-pil returned fire. The autopsy report shows that one soldier, Jeong Woo-jin, was shot eight times indicating a grudge was held. Over the course of the investigation, witness Private First Class Nam Sung-shik attempts suicide by jumping out of the window of the interrogation room and a strange emotional reaction between Kyeong-pil and Soo-hyeok during a meeting causes Sophie to confirm her suspicions that the surviving soldiers and Woo-jin held a mutual friendship and were attempting to protect one another. Through flashbacks it is shown that Soo-hyeok had been on patrol with other soldiers, only to get lost on the North Korean side and to trip a mine. Inviting Soo-hyeok across the border, the three become a group of friends that soon includes Sung-shik, with the four agreeing to leave politics out of their friendship so to remain loyal to their own countries.
As tensions rise between the North and South, Soo-hyeok and Sung-shik return to the North to say goodbye and celebrate Woo-jin's birthday, only to be discovered by a commanding officer from the North and resulting in a Mexican Standoff. Despite Woo-jin panicking and betraying his friends, Kyeong-pil convinces Woo-jin, Soo-hyeok and the officer to lower their weapons, only for Sung-shik to panic and shoot the commanding officer when he reaches for his radio. Earlier in their friendship when Soo-hyeok is joking around with his gun, Kyeong-pil asked Soo-hyeok if he'd had to kill a man like he's had to, implying that Soo-hyeok doesn't know what it's like. Kyeong-pil slaps Sung-shik out of his daze, takes the gun from him and kills the still-alive officer persuades Soo-hyeok and Sung-shik to flee with a false alibi of being kidnapped, before throwing away the evidence that he and Woo-jin were fraternizing with Southern soldiers. After shooting Kyeong-pil in the shoulder to complete the alibi, Soo-hyeok and Sung-shik flee across the border, with the latter getting past unseen.
Sophie is removed from the case when it's discovered that her father, a former POW, had North Korean ties during the Korean War, thus technically making her a non-neutral. Before leaving, she attempts to informally learn of the true events first with Kyeong-pil and Soo-hyeok. Having asked Kyeong-pil if he had a message for Soo-hyeok, Sophie gives Soo-hyeok the lighter he first gave to Kyeong-pil. Before saying goodbye and wishing him well, she reveals that Kyeong-pil told her that he saw Soo-hyeok's gun shot Woo-jin first during the chaos before Sung-shik shot him. On his way out, Soo-hyeok steals an officer's pistol and commits suicide out of guilt for Woo-jin's death and Sung-shik's suicide attempt; the film concludes with an American tourist's photograph of the joint security area that accidentally contains all four soldiers prior to the incident. Lee Young-ae as Major Sophie E. Jean Lee Byung-hun as Sergeant Lee Soo-hyuk Song Kang-ho as Sergeant Oh Kyung-pil Kim Tae-woo as Private Nam Sung-sik Shin Ha-kyun as Private Jung Woo-jin Christoph Hofrichter as Major general Bruno Botta Herbert Ulrich as Captain Persson The film drew nearly half a million viewers in Seoul alone in its first week.
Within 15 days of its release the film reached one million admissions and by early 2001 Joint Security Area had become the highest-grossing film in Korean film history. It was passed by the films Friend and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War. Overall, JSA had 2,499,400 admissions in Seoul over its 20 weeks in the cinemas and an estimated 5.8 million admissions nationwide. The film was very successful in Japan where it grossed ¥1,160,000,000 becoming one of the top grossing foreign productions of 2001. A DVD of the movie was presented to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il by South Kor
Kim Woo-bin is a South Korean model and actor. He began his career as a runway model and made his acting debut in the television drama White Christmas, he subsequently gained attention in A Gentleman's Dignity, made his breakthrough with School 2013 and The Heirs. Kim starred in box office hits Friend: The Great Legacy, The Con Artists and Twenty. In 2016, he took on his first leading role on television in Uncontrollably Fond. Kim wanted to pursue a modeling career, he debuted as a runway model in 2009 at the age of 20 and began appearing in prêt-à-porter and Seoul Fashion Week collections. As his modeling career progressed, he started doing commercial films and began studying acting, under the guidance of acting coach Moon Won-joo. Kim fell in love with acting, saying, "In the course of doing so, I found myself feeling the same thrill and enthusiasm that I felt the first time I came to walk on the runway". Under the stage name Kim Woo-bin, he made his acting debut in 2011, starring in mystery drama White Christmas and the low-rated cable sitcom Vampire Idol.
In 2012, he had a supporting role in the romantic comedy drama A Gentleman's Dignity, written by famed screenwriter Kim Eun-sook. Next came a two-episode guest appearance in drama adaptation of the popular manga To the Beautiful You. Kim's breakout year came in 2013 with one film. From late December to early 2013, he starred in the teen drama School 2013, he received his first acting award for the role at the 2nd APAN Star Awards under the category Best New Actor. The same year, he was cast in Kim Eun-sook's teen drama The Heirs, which became popular domestically and internationally with a peak audience rating of 28.6% and 1 million hits on the Chinese streaming website iQiyi. Kim experienced a surge in popularity overseas; this led to acting offers for the actor. Kim appeared in his first major film role in Friend: The Great Legacy, the blockbuster sequel to Kwak Kyung-taek's 2001 box office hit, he received positive reviews for his portrayal as a young gang member. The same year he became the host of cable music program M!
Countdown from August 15, 2013, to February 13, 2014. After his rise in popularity in 2013, Kim continued appearing in big screen projects. In January 2014, he was cast in the heist movie The Con Artists, in which he played a top safe-cracker alongside rising star Lee Hyun-woo, he took on a comedic character in indie director Lee Byung-heon's sophomore effort Twenty in 2015. Kim appeared in an ad campaign for Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry, making him the first East Asian model for the brand. In 2015, Kim was cast in his first television leading role in the melodrama Uncontrollably Fond, written by screenwriter Lee Kyung-hee; the drama premiered on July 6, 2016. He starred in crime action film Master alongside Lee Byung-hun and Kang Dong-won; the movie became the 11th bestselling film for 2016 in South Korea. In 2017, Kim was cast in crime caper film Wiretap by Choi Dong-hoon; the project has since been suspended to allow Kim to seek treatment from cancer. Kim is best friends with fellow model-actor and School 2013 co-star Lee Jong-suk, whom he has known since their modeling days.
Since May 2015, Kim has been in a relationship with model-actress Shin Min-a. On May 24, 2017, Kim was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal cancer. Kim's agency, Sidus HQ stated that Kim had began drug and radiation treatment and would halt all activities. On December 29, Kim announced, in a letter. However, he was still exempted from military service. In 2013, Kim was named honorary ambassador for Jeonju University; the same year, he was appointed the public relations ambassador of the 2013 Suwon Information Science Festival. In 2015, Kim was chosen as the promotional ambassador of CJ CGV’s arthouse exhibition chain CGV ARTHOUSE. In April 2017, Kim was appointed as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kim is the second actor to take on this role and was set to take part in various activities to promote the event. In October, however, he was pulled from the role due to his ongoing cancer treatments. Kim Woo-bin at SidusHQ